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MIAMI — Burke Badenhop, the final piece of the Miguel Cabrera-Dontrelle Willis trade, has been dealt to the Rays for Minor League catcher Jake Jefferies.
The 28-year-old was used mostly in long relief in his Marlins’ career, which began in 2008.
Badenhop was 2-3 witha 4.10 ERA in 50 games for the Marlins last year, logging 63 2/3 innings.
The right-hander is in his second season of being arbitration eligible.
At the 2007 Winter Meetings, the Marlins obtained Badenhop as part of the Cabrera-Willis deal to Detroit. Also in that trade, they received Andrew Miller and Cameron Maybin.
Jefferies, 24, is a left-handed hitting catcher who batted .235 in 59 games with Class A Charlotte last year. He also saw action in six games for Double-A Montgomery, hitting .263 in 19 at-bats.
Jefferies is a 6-foot-2, 200-pound catcher who was a third round pick in 2008 out of the University of California-Davis.
– Joe Frisaro
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In a Monday press release the Tampa Bay Rays announced that they had acquired reliever Burke Badenhop from the Miami Marlins for minor league catcher Jake Jeffries. We have all of the details of the deal inside.
The Rays' search for bullpen help may have turned up a long reliever Monday when they sent a minor-league catcher to the Marlins for right-hander Burke Badenhop.
Right-hander Burke Badenhop has been traded by the Miami Marlins to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league catcher Jake Jefferies.
The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired right-handed relief pitcher Burke Badenhop from the Miami Marlins in exchange for Minor League catcher Jake Jefferies, Marc Topkin of The St. Petersburg Times reports.
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ST. PETERSBURG -- The Tampa Bay Rays' search for bullpen help may have turned up a long reliever Monday when they...
The Tampa Bay Rays acquired reliever Burke Badenhop from the Miami Marlins on Monday in exchange for minor league catcher Jake Jefferies.
Right-hander Burke Badenhop has been traded by the Miami Marlins to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league catcher Jake Jefferies. Badenhop pitched the past four seasons for the Marlins. He went 2-3 with a 4.10 ERA in 50 games this year. Jefferies, a third-round pick in the 2008 draft, spent most of the year with Class-A Charlotte, where he batted .235 with two homers in 59 games.
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